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Orange Blossom Half Marathon

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Race Information

When:
5K Run/Walk - Half marathon - Sunday, March 2, 2014

Starting Time:
7:30AM

Where: Wooton Park (200 East Ruby Street), Tavares, FL

Distances: Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) Run

CoursesCourse Map
5K Run - Out and back course on Lake Dora Drive

13.1 mile Half Marathon - The course starts with a 5K loop followed by a 5 mile out and back course along Lakeshore Drive from Tavares to Mount Dora.

While most people will jog or run the course they are participating in, this is YOUR race, and if you feel like walking either distance that is ok. Approx 3 hours after the start, local law enforcement will stop blocking off the traffic lane, at that point, you will need to walk on the sidewalk. We do a sweep of the course to make sure everyone is done prior to dismantling the finish structure and rolling up the timing mats.

Awards: Special commemorative awards for the top three overall, top masters, and top three in each age division for both the 5K and Half Marathon.

Amenities: Chip timing, colorful T-shirt, Finisher Medal, Accurately measured and well monitored course, Post Race Food. Registering by February 21st ensures proper t-shirt size.

Volunteers: Exciting volunteer opportunities are available for the Orange Blossomg Half Marathon.  Click on the button below to Volunteer Today!

Entry Fees:
5K:
By 12/31/2013: $20.00
By 02/23/2014: $25.00
Race Week: $30.00
 (Includes Friday and Saturday)
Race Day: $35.00 (Race Day is check or cash only).

Half Marathon:
By 12/31/2013: $50.00
By 02/23/2014: $60.00
Race Week: $70.00 (Includes Friday and Saturday)
Race Day: $80.00 (Race Day is check or cash only).
(Online Registration Closes on Feb 26th)

 

 

 

Race two of Central Florida's greatest half marathons for one low price!  Both races are flat and fast and very runner friendly.  Finish both half marathons and receive a super cool medal in addition to the individual medals earned at each race.

This is a one time only special price to secure your entry into both the 2014 Orange Blossom Half Marathon (Sunday, March 2nd in Tavares, FL) and the Lake Minneola Half Marathon (Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Clermont, FL).

Packet Pick-up:

Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM, at Pastories Pizzeria, 124 S. Joanna Ave., Downtown Tavares
Sunday: 6:00AM - 7:15AM, Wooton Park

 

 

 

 

Event News

Course Map:
Here's the link to the 2014 course map.

Parking:
In google maps, please type in either:
200 South Rockingham Ave or 200 East Ruby (either address will bring you to the same point in Tavares, FL.)
You will see O'Keefe's Irish Pub, with a parking lot across Rockingham. You can park in that parking lot.
If that lot is full, you can park any where along Main Street.

 
Regardless of which address you use, you will not be able to miss Wooton Park once you have arrived.

 

The Name Behind the Event:
Not too long ago, Central Florida, and more importantly, Lake County, had a very large citrus industry. Behind tourism, yes, even before the theme parks Central Florida catered to tourists, citrus was king. Most of Lake County was covered groves until the devastating freezes in the mid 1980's. Every piece of citrus begins as a blossom, with oranges being among the most fragrant and currently filling the air. Take a deep breath and enjoy the scent.